PENNSYLVANIA, Sporting Alert – World No. 1 Jason Day tees off at 7:20 a.m. in the first round of the 2016 U.S. Open, the 116 edition, at Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, Pennsylvania, on Thursday.
Below is the information to watch live TV and USOpen.com online streaming coverage of the first day of action, which could be affected by rain and possible thunderstorms in the latter parts of Wednesday evening.
Meanwhile, Day starts his chase of the U.S. Open title a little under the weather, as he’s been battling with a slight cold, but doesn’t think that will affect him too much.
The Australian, who has won seven titles in his last 18 outings, including a first-ever title at the 2015 PGA Championship and The Players Championship, says he won’t be bothered by the conditions.
He will make his sixth appearance at the U.S. Open.
NO EXCUSES FOR DAY
“Your attitude has to be on point,” he said on Tuesday. “You have to have a good attitude regardless of what the situation is.”
He continued: “I’m at the back end of a cold. You can probably hear it in my voice, but I’m fine. I’m going to do fine.
“It’s not an excuse. I’m going to be ready for the start Thursday. It’s just that things happen. I was just going to say that I’ve never been more stressed in my life than right now.
“It’s just because being No. 1 in the world, having a lot of expectations on you, having to practice so hard to keep that No. 1 spot, trying to win as many tournaments as I can puts a lot of stress and pressure on your shoulders,” Day said.
“Sometimes your immune system gets a little heated, and you’re more susceptible to getting some illnesses that way. … So it is what it is.”
In the meantime, defending champion and world No. 3 Jordan Spieth, who, at 21, became the youngest U.S. Open champion since Bob Jones in 1923, will tee off in Featured Groups 2.
The 22-year-old, seeking a repeat this year, will play with No. 21 Zach Johnson and Bryson DeChambeau. Tee off time for this featured group is at 7:30 a.m. with the big guns at 8:35 a.m.
Featured Group 1 starts streaming live online at 7:30 a.m. and it features Northern Ireland’s 2011 champion No. 3 Rory McIlroy, No. 5 ranked Rickie Fowler and No. 9 Danny Willett, who broke out with the Masters Championships, after Spieth collapsed, and they get going at 8:24 a.m.
THE FEATURED GROUPS
Live TV coverage: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fox Sports 1, 5-8 p.m. on Fox
TV simulcast online: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on FoxSportsGO.com
Featured Group 1 online: 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on USOpen.com / U.S. Open app
Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler, Danny Willett (8:24 a.m.)
Featured Group 2 online: 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on USOpen.com / U.S. Open app
Jordan Spieth, Zach Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau (8:35 a.m.)
Featured Holes online: 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. — 3, 13, 17 — on USOpen.com / U.S. Open app